Hi, welcome to our new home!

website launch

It’s been months in the planning and we can’t wait to show you around. The CFT’s new website!

Putting together a website from scratch is no mean feat, you need understanding of multiple people at different stages of their decision making processes, a little patience and a will to test, learn and mould your site into something that works for your current users and anyone hitting it absolutely fresh.

There will be plenty of changes as we develop our understanding so as you peruse the site, please feel free to use our contact forms to share your thoughts and improvements.

Dedicated professionals at the heart of what we do

Being one of the few fostering charities in the UK, we may not be able to punch as hard in the digital advertising space as the larger agencies. But our teams across the UK are dedicated to recruiting, supporting and retaining carers that are so important in our society and we want our website to be a reflection of the knowledgeable, dedicated professionals that make up The CFT Family.

Active CFT Carers

The biggest aim for our website isn’t just the recruitment of foster carers, but providing current carers with a simple to use, easy to access resource, 24/7.

Our social workers are always on hand for the day to day support requirements our carers have, their knowledge and will to go the extra mile is embedded in everything we do here at The CFT. As an ‘offline’ resource, the new website is a conduit for information back and forth. We already hear of the incredible actions and achievements of our foster and birth children through our Andrew Turner Awards and we want these stories shared far and wide!

The positive contributions our foster families make to society shouldn’t be understated and it’s up to us to change the perceptions of foster care, starting with communicating the professionalism our carers show every single day and the positive impressions made on our foster children.

Let us know what you think!

As mentioned, our website is going to be continually evolving based on the views of our prospective carers, active carers, the children they care for and the professionals that make up our regional teams – We want our website to work for you, so let us know what you think, we want to hear from you!

Send us feedback here or via our social media channels –


About our charity

The Children’s Family Trust is one of the oldest and most established charitable independent fostering agencies in the UK.

A charitable organisation has a single aim – to operate exclusively for the benefit of the public. That means everything we do, in the name of The Children’s Family Trust, acts in the best interests of our society and not to make a profit.

Children and young people are in care through no fault of their own and need a stable, safe and loving environment to develop and thrive.

Providing stability, therapeutic support and outstanding financial packages and high-quality support for our carers, our carers’ birth children and our looked after children.

Could you commit to a young person and change a looked after child’s life for the better?

In return, we promise extremely high-quality individual support, on-going training and professional development. You will also receive group support, excellent fees, respite provision, competitive mileage rates plus expenses.

Our regional offices are based in Bromsgrove, Waterlooville, Bishop Auckland, Wakefield & Newark.

Get in touch today for a no-obligation information pack!

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The first step.
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